After the mail-in votes were counted the Republican challenger still had a 100 – 200 vote lead until Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte stepped in to stop the certification.
That is when the judge decided that he wanted to review the ballots that were in question himself, which ended with a 12 – 13 vote lead for the incumbent. But Tenny’s campaign is not done fighting.
“Brindisi’s premature declaration of victory is further evidence that his team has no interest in ensuring a fair process that preserves the integrity of the election and protects the rights of voters. We will fight to ensure that all and only legal counts are counted — not jump to faulty conclusions,” the campaign said.
Her patience paid off as the Herkimer County Board of Elections revised its final vote count, finding 35 more votes for the challenger and placing her in the lead by 12.
“Whiplash: now it’s Claudia Tenney (R) back ahead of Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D) by 12 votes in #NY22 after Herkimer Co. revises its count,” journalist Dave Wasserman said. “Legal fight far from over.”